Everyone wants their wedding day to be perfect. No hiccups or problems of any kind. Well, I'm sorry to tell you, but that's probably not going to happen. However, you can take measures to make sure that your wedding day runs smoothly. Here's a few tips on how to pull it off:
1. Use your colours everywhere. Just because it's a wedding, it doesn't mean you have to stick with using just white or black. Mix it up a little! Use those two or three colours you picked out everywhere from invitations to tablecloths at the reception. Make the wedding your own.
2. Pick a theme and go with it. Pick a colour scheme, a feel, or style you like and ride that wave! Like boho? Let the flowy dresses and organic greens roll. Want a black tie affair? Then shine those shoes and make sure those bow ties are straight. Keep the same feel and your wedding will knock it out of the park!
3. Create a mood board. Pick a couple photos you like and want to emulate on your wedding day. This can be a collection of your colour palette, a pattern, table design, floral arrangement, or whatever you like. Keep that grid of photos on your phone where you can always see it. This will keep you focused when you have to make all of those minuet decisions. It's so easy to get distracted when you see something fun and different and you want add it to your "must have" list. If it matches the theme of your mood board, great! Do it. If it doesn't, then toss it.
4. Make it personal. I'm not saying you have to put your name or monogram on everything, but you do want your guests to see certain elements of your wedding and say "Oh that is so them!" Make the wedding about YOU.
5. Walk through the wedding day in your mind. If you don't have a planner, this is going to be crucial. I've been to so many weddings where I was the person keeping things moving throughout the day because small details weren't in place. (the most commonly forgot thing is having a plate and fork ready for the bride and groom when they cut their cake).
6. Double check. Triple check. Quadruple check. Ask your friends who have gotten married to look over your list of "to do's" and see if you've missed anything.
7. Relax. Seriously. I have been to a few weddings where the couple was so stressed out that they were absolutely miserable on their wedding day. They were trying to make sure that every little thing was perfect and you know what? It's not going to be perfect. Just do your best and let go of the rest.
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